When you get to be an adult and you look back on your childhood, one of the first things that come to mind is the way you spent your summers. Many people look back very fondly on their summer days as a child because a great many of us spent at least part, if not the whole, of our summertime swimming in a pool of one kind or another. Swimming is the number one recreational activity for kids between the ages of 7 and 17. Kids love to swim. It was true years ago and it is still true today.
For those who didn’t have a pool of their own, maybe they community pool was the place to be. Maybe it was a grandparent’s pool that was the sanctuary whenever family trips were made to their house. If it wasn’t a pool at the grandparents, then maybe it was a neighborhood friend who invited you and your other friends over during those dog days.
Pools have been a part of American culture for over 100 years. We love our pools and will spend a good deal of money to get one and to keep it up over time. If you have a pool in your yard, then you already know how much time and trouble it can be to keep that pool in good enough condition for family and friends to swim in.
There is a great deal of maintenance that goes along with pools and hot tubs. If you have an inground pool, your pool’s liner will last somewhere between 5 and 12 years, depending on where you live and what kind of punishment it might take. Wear and tear, as you probably already know, depends entirely on what you are doing in the pool. Also, if you have difficult weather such as hurricanes or other severe storms in your area, pools will naturally fall prey to debris and other damaging particles.
The plaster in pools degrades over time. In addition to that, staining and etching are very common. After about 10 to 15 years of being in operation, the surface of your pool will degrade. It becomes rough and ugly. It is at this point when you probably want to close up shop and not want to open your pool again for the summer. But, you know that isn’t true. You know your kids are depending on you opening the backyard paradise where they can bring their friends and have the best summer days of their lives.
The good news is that you have pool contractors in your area who can help you restore your pool to its rightful glory. Pool renovations and pool resurfacing are not nearly as expensive as what it took to put the pool in the ground in the first place. If you had the pool put in but a builder near you, then you might be able to call them for regular maintenance of this kind.
There is nothing quite like having a pool in the summertime. Especially when the pool everyone is swimming in is your own, the dog days of summer are so much more bearable when the hot sun is being defeated by the cool, sparkling water of the backyard pool. Games of Marco Polo and cannonballs off of the diving board create memories for a lifetime.
If your pool needs some maintenance or a renovation, don’t put it off for one more minute. Your pool is worth the investment you will make to restore it to its former beauty. You will be happy you did, and you will also be the hero of your neighborhood.